Historically low average total points per game this season

Did a bit of math and looked up some stats in the CFL Guide Book. The 2021 season has averaged 38.1 total points per game thus far . You'd have to go back to 1974 to find a lower average. Most seasons since '74 have hovered around 50 total points per game on average and some up into the low 60s. There are a only handful of other low scoring seasons ( late 1970s mostly) since but none are lower than this year.
Hope this isn't a trend for the future. Check out the CFL guidebook on this site. All the CFL stats you could ever want is there.
Season isn't done yet but I'm not expecting the average to get much higher.
UPDATE: Team stats weren't up to date on the site . :upside_down_face: Average is 43.23 total points per game. Still historically low.

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dont bet on it

I get 43.3
45.7 if you remove the first 2 weeks due to no preseason
Then factor in the fact that players did not play for 21 months

I have no problem whatsoever with lower scoring games. I grew up with much lower scoring games in the 1960's.

:slightly_smiling_face:

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Lower scores are ok if the quality is still there. This year it might be due to more bad throws, drops and missed kicks (not GB-CIN bad mind you, lol) but I bet it will bounce back.

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Agree with that notion, but they've had 10 weeks to bounce back. Come on.

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Ya, the season is going fast. I don't imagine Ottawa is going to help buck the trend today either - unless Montreal totally blows them away.

It's a little early to wrap up the season as one of the lowest.
The points are trending upward in weeks 5 - 10, with 6 weeks left.

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'74 had a strike before the season and the World League started. Wonder if that had anything to do with it.
1974 CFL season - Wikipedia

Actually that's not true.
avg pts/game after week 5 = 41.26
avg pts/game after week 6 = 41.96
avg pts/game after week 7 = 42.78
avg pts/game after week 8 = 42.60
avg pts/game after week 9 = 42.88
and as of this morning before the games = 42.78

So there was a small upward tick of roughly 1 1/2 pts/game between weeks 5 and 7 and after that it has levelled out almost perfectly. In fact the pts/game avg as I post this is EXACTLY what it was after week 7. No upward trend at all.

It all comes down to QB play.

Now that the NFL has accepted black QBs and QBs who are only 6’ tall, the available talent pool just isn’t there anymore.

Week #1 39.5
Week #2. 33
Week #3 43.25
Week #4 35.66

Total average weeks 1 - 4 =37.85

Week #5 53.5
Week #6 45.25
Week #7 47.5
Week #8 47.66
Week #9 47.5
Week #10 41.66 still two remain

Total average weeks 5 - 10 = 47.17

Total weeks 1 - 10 = 43.44

Proving the adage that stats don't lie, only people who twist the interpretation do. You claimed an upward trend from weeks 5 to 10. I soundly disproved that. Scoring has been totally flat in that time.

I'm a stats major. You won't win.

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What is incorrect? I'm curious

If you must blame anyone or thing... blame the Bombers. They're the ones who unleashed that 'Shutdown Defense' on you pitchfork carrying villagers. It's become a monster.

No points in great numbers will be scored while it lives. :grimacing:

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After 30yrs of consistent failure, it’s cute to see Bomber fan finally having an opportunity for some gloating and trash talk.

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OK. Not sure where I went wrong with the math. I added total scoring for all teams divided by the total number of games played . So 1489 total points divided by 39 games played. 1489/39 =38.179 total points per game average. That includes today's games now. I'll correct the original post if I'm not calculating properly. :eyes:

Its 1686

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WTH , I'm looking at team stats on this site. I;m adding the PTS column. ??

RK DATE TEAM GP PTS/GP PTS PLAYS PLAYS/GP YDS YDS/GP YDS/PLAYS 1ST/GP 1ST MD 2ND MD 2ND ATT 3RD MD 3RD ATT
1 2021 OTT 9 13.4 121 605 67.2 2554 283.8 4.2 16.6 149 72 194 11 20
2 2021 EDM 8 16.8 134 571 71.4 2920 365.0 5.1 20.8 166 78 179 13 20
3 2021 HAM 9 16.1 145 627 69.7 2550 283.3 4.1 16.4 148 85 204 10 14
4 2021 BC 8 20.9 167 522 65.2 2665 333.1 5.1 18.5 148 64 152 8 11
5 2021 TOR 9 19.1 172 626 69.6 3110 345.6 5.0 20.1 181 88 195 14 20
6 2021 SSK 9 19.8 178 659 73.2 3015 335.0 4.6 19.8 178 91 214 20 25
7 2021 CGY 9 20.3 183 618 68.7 3115 346.1 5.0 19.9 179 86 194 14 19
8 2021 MTL 8 23.5 188 604 75.5 3172 396.5 5.3 23.2 186 101 193 12 14
9 2021 WPG 9 22.3 201 637 70.8 3313 368.1 5.2 20.0 180 94 194 13 15

I took the standings and added all the points for

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